14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bayfield
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manitowish Waters
— 1 night
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Mills
— 1 night
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Rosewood Beach. Relax by the water at Whihala Beach and Montrose Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Avenue Beach, and don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chicago sightseeing planning site.

Springfield to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bayfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Bayfield

— 2 nights
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Big Bay Town Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, then get engrossed in the history at Bayfield Maritime Museum, and finally hike along Meyers Beach Sea Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then admire the majestic nature at Copper Falls State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bayfield travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Bayfield takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bayfield: highs are around 78°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manitowish Waters.

Things to do in Bayfield

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Manitowish Waters

— 1 night
Manitowish Waters is a town in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at North Lakeland Discovery Center, stroll around Little Star Beach Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Junction Area Trail System.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manitowish Waters travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bayfield to Manitowish Waters takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Manitowish Waters sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Manitowish Waters

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then find something for the whole family at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park and then look for gifts at Kernel Popcorn's Factory.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Manitowish Waters to Wisconsin Dells takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Manitowish Waters in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wisconsin Dells, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Mills.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Lake Mills

— 1 night
Lake Mills is a city in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Matt Kenseth Racing Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then stroll through Bartel's Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Mills travel planner.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to Lake Mills by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Lake Mills

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Milwaukee

— 3 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, look for gifts at The Spice House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum. On your second day here, tee off at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, admire the natural beauty at Bookworm Gardens, and then appreciate the history behind Acuity Flagpole.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip planner.

Getting from Lake Mills to Milwaukee by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lake Mills in August since evenings lows in Milwaukee dip to 64°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.